Whitewater rafting trips are one of the best way to enjoy an outdoor day. This legendary Alberton Gorge Clark Fork River Whitewater Full Day rafting trip is one of the prettiest stretches in the west, it is often voted the #1 Thing to do in the Northwest for an outdoor day trip. The views and rapids are diverse, stunning, and filled with wildlife. This trip meets a bucket list check off for: family outings, geological history, thrilled adrenaline pumped adventure, enjoying the beauty of Montana, experiencing a family friendly whitewater trip without helmets and major rock hazards because of its volume and girth. It has a flat stretch for recovery after each major rapid. This trip boasts 12 miles, 15 rapids, an epic lunch and if you go with us, everything provided and private parking at the put in. Read more about the Alberton Gorge Full Day Whitewater Rafting River Trip.
Alberton Gorge Full Day Raft Trips are offered March – October weather permitting. The peak season is July and August! Our shop is located 30 minutes west of Missoula or two hours from Coeur d’Alene right at the river put in with private parking, a gift shop, changing room, and bathrooms.
White water rafting trips are a great way to bond and have the time of your life! Our customers often say that this trip is one of the best they’ve ever been on. It’s designation is world class given the diversity of watershed, abundance of wildlife, and thrilling family friendly rapids. This 12 mile raft trip provides 15 large rapids and breath taking scenery down the Alberton Gorge canyon on the Clark Fork River. The day will start at 9:30am mountain time where you will meet at the Adventure Missoula shop located in Cyr, Montana (exit 70 off of I-90). Your friendly guides who will be taking you whitewater rafting will greet you with the adequate gear needed for the raft trip. We provide everything you will need free of charge.
Check out this fun video taken by one of our guides featuring live river sounds from this trip:
Once you are outfitted, at 10am you will take the 3 minute walk down to the river put in and the float trip will begin! The river will greet you with class I and II rapids. Here you will practice paddle strokes, laugh with peers, and look upon the beautiful wildlife that frequent the Upper Gorge which includes a group of large eagles. When the purple cliffs come into vision, you will be entering the Gorge, and the whitewater will turn into class III rapids! As far as whitewater rafting trips go, this stretch is the most exciting in Montana. Better than in Glacier Park because of the volume of water and larger rapids. The river passes under triple bridges and you will start to approach our favorite rapid: Tumbleweed! Make sure to paddle hard and smile large as you go through this rapid. At the end of the raft trip you will be able to purchase pictures of your whitewater rafting experience.
After Tumbleweed, there will be an opportunity to cliff jump right above another one of our favorite rapids, Fang! Once you whitewater raft through Fang, you will pull over and enjoy a locally grown lunch next to the beautiful Fish Creek on a sandy beach. While your guides prepare lunch, you can swim in the crystal clear water of Fish Creek.
When lunch comes to an end, we pack up the boats and head into the Lower Alberton Gorge. This holds the opportunity to take in the beautiful scenery around you, float through some whitewater rapids, and play games or relax on the raft! This portion of the trip features breathtaking large vistas. Customers typically view beaver, otter, eagles, osprey, fish, deer, and other animals typical of the Lolo National Forest here in Western Montana. The raft trip comes to an end at Tarkio. When we reach the takeout the guides will take you back to the Adventure Missoula shop for your 10 minutes shuttle van ride, and your trip with Adventure Missoula will come to a close!
Price: Adults – $105 Ages 6 to 17 – $95